When sick leave becomes short- and long-term disability leave Employee gives new doctor's note each week but says return will be soonBy Brian Johnston06/04/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today Question: An employee is on sick leave on a week-to-week basis. Each week she produces a doctor’s note saying she needs another week off but says she could be back soon. Can we switch her from sick pay to short-term disability and then long-term disability, if necessary? Can we do it without her consent? Answer: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.